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Mexico Towans

Mexico Towans beach, Cornwall

The four mile long northwest facing crescent of golden sand stretching from the Hayle estuary north east to Gwithian and Godrevy is collectively known as Hayle Beach.

Locally however, the beach has been given more descriptive names: Mexico Towans is the name of the beach east of Black Cliff. In turn Mexico Towans blends into Phillack Towans and finally Upton Towans.

Family friendly, Mexico Towans offers a wide expanse of golden sand to relax or play beach games on, whilst the low dunes offer youngsters the freedom to explore. Swimming is good here, care should be taken to listen to advice given by lifeguards on local weather and tide conditions.

Access to the beach is from the car park at Phillack. Facilities, including toilets and cafés, are provided at Hayle Towans, to the north end of the sands. Lifeguards patrol the beaches from the middle of May to the end of September. Dogs are permitted all year round.

The word towans is taken from the Cornish language for 'sand dunes' which back all the beaches in this area.


 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Dogs permitted

 Family friendly


 Rescue equipment

OS Explorer Map 102: Land's End

OS Explorer Map 102: Land

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Carbis Bay, Hayle, St. Ives and St Ives.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowCarbis Bay


	arrowSt. Ives

	arrowSt Ives


Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Hayle, St Ives, Marazion and Camborne.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowParadise Park

	arrowCountry Skittles

St. Ives

	arrowSt Ives Museum

	arrowBarbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

	arrowRoyal Cinema

	arrowKidz R Us

	arrowTate Gallery


	arrowMarazion Museum


	arrowKing Edward Mine Museum




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